Business to Consumer Marketing

2017 Postage Rate Increase

2017 postage rate increase

On January 22nd, 2017, the U.S. Postal Service will implement a postage rate change. For your convenience, 215 prints as provided you with an updated chart to reflect the new rates.

2017 postage rate increase

Here are 2017 postage rate increases made by USPS for 2017:

International Shipping:

Global Express Guaranteed – Overall, postage prices will rise by 4.9% across all weights & zones.
Priority Mail Express International – No proposed changes to postage prices in 2017.
Priority Mail International – No proposed changes to postage prices in 2017. Service features may change in 2017, as PMI shipments bearing a designated barcode & dispatched to select destination countries will receive a scan upon delivery in lieu of a signature.
First Class Package International Service – No proposed changes to postage prices in 2017.

USA Domestic Shipping:

Priority Mail Express – Overall rates will increase by 3.4%.
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate – All Priority Mail Express Flat Rate products will see an increase in pricing. Increases will vary depending on the type of product.
Priority Mail – Average increase of 3.9%.
Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes & Envelopes – Postage rates will increase across the board in 2017.
Priority Mail Regional Rate – Postage will increase for most Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes in 2017. No change in postage for a Regional Rate Box A going to Zone 5. Postage price will decrease by $0.49 for a Regional Rate Box A being shipped to Zone 8.
First Class Package Service – Overall rates will increase by 4.1%.
Parcel Select Ground – Rates will increase by 2.7%. Although, rates for some weight & zone groupings will actually decrease.

USPS Mailing Services:
Does not include Shipping Services (First Class Package Service, Priority Mail & Priority Mail Express).

First-Class Mail Letters (1 oz.) – Rates are increasing from $0.47 to $0.49.
Metered Mail – Rates are decreasing from $0.465 to $0.46
First-Class Mail Flat – Rates are increasing from $0.94 to $0.98.
First-Class Mail Parcels (Retail) – Overall price increase of 0.624%. Postage rate for parcels weighing between 0-4 ounces will be the same at $2.67. Additional ounce price will decrease by 1 cent from $0.19 to $0.18.
First-Class Mail International – No proposed changes to postage prices in 2017.
Adult Signature Service – Will become available for purchase with First-Class Mail Parcels (Retail). Post Office prices will start at $2.67 for a 1-ounce parcel.
Media Mail – Overall price increase of 1.135%.

Other Mailing Service Changes:

Standard Mail – Will be rebranded as USPS Marketing Mail, to better align the product name with business owners’ use of the mail class.
Library Mail – Overall price increase of 1.135%.
Special services like Certificate of Mailing, Collect on Delivery, Return Receipt, Registered Mail and Signature Confirmation will also see an increase in 2017.

Here are direct mail services we provided that are affected by these postage changes: Postcard Mailing Services, Direct Mail Brochures, and EDDM Postcard Printing.

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